Graduate Programs

We are dedicated to giving our students the strongest foundation available with the newest and most exciting breakthroughs in audio and technology. We also create graduates that are immediately in demand from dynamic and rapidly expanding fields.

Our alumni work at the leading music and technology companies in the world to help design the next generation of innovative software and hardware products that are revolutionizing music creation, performance, and dissemination.

Based in one of the foremost technological research institutions in the world, we have a unique opportunity to offer our students field-leading expertise in a number of engineering and computing fields. This allows our students to pursue their artistic and technical interests simultaneously, giving them a rich blend of rare and extremely valuable skills.

Our mission is to educate and train the next generation of designers, developers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in music technology. If that sounds similar to your own goals, then you’ve come to the right place.

Our Programs

As a graduate student in one of our programs, you will take classes that reinforce your traditional musical skills while building a foundation in the technical and theoretical aspects of music technologies.

Our faculty members are prominent in fields like robotics, signal processing, interactive music, brain music, and music cognition. They actively research and collaborate with notable musicians and local and international companies. They use these contacts to give our students exposure for their work, exciting research options and real-world opportunities when they graduate.

Master of Science in Music Technology

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We teach students to revolutionize music making, performance, analysis, education, and consumption. Our graduates are the creators of next-generation music software and hardware.
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Ph.D. in Music Technology

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Our Ph.D. in Music Technology is a fully funded program, including a monthly stipend and tuition waiver. In this program, our students focus on novel research with a broad impact on music, collaborating with faculty on a variety of topics.
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Influencing the music technology industry

Our program enables students to become leaders in the design, development, and creative implementation of music technology products and services for the coming decades.

Well over 90% of our students find jobs relevant to their major upon graduation. Our graduates are recruited by companies at the forefront of creating the next generation of technology such as Apple, Google, Bose, Dolby, Pandora, Spotify, Moog, and Smule.